My choice of domain name …..

Have you wondered why I chose the name Bodmas? When studying maths at secondary school I was intrigued by the rule of bodmas. In mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (sometimes called operator precedence) is a rule used to clarify unambiguously, which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression.

For example on some modern day calculators:

24+13-2*8/1 = 21 (Incorrect Answer)

Following bodmas rule:

(((24+13)-2)*8)/1 = 280

After each part of the calculation, hit the equals button on your calculator to get the result in red.

24+13=37,-2=35,*8=280,/1=280

[/*+-] = **B**racket **O**f **D**ivision, **M**ultiplication, **A**ddition, **S**ubtraction